The remains of what was once Hurricane Florence are crossing New England Tuesday and it is responsible for areas of flash flooding and even a couple of spots of river flooding.
Rain amounts exceeding four inches in some areas will mean deep puddles on area roadways, causing concern for vehicles to become disabled if trying to drive through water.
Flash flood warnings have been issued for various New England areas through Tuesday afternoon. A tornado warning was issued for parts of Essex County, Massachusetts on Tuesday morning but has since expired.
The National Weather Service determined that a microburst, not a tornado, caused trees and limbs to come down in Saugus Tuesday morning.
The downpours pose an increasing risk for hydroplaning on highways in Central and Southern New England. Be sure to reduce speeds, increase stopping distance and use extra caution!
A few thunderstorms will embed within downpours and may result in one or two spots of local damage Tuesday afternoon and early evening before rain shuts down and a northerly wind carries cooler air into the region.
In fact, Wednesday will be a rather dreary and raw feeling fall day with drizzle giving way to stubborn clouds and highs only in the lower to middle 60s at best – some spots struggling to hit even 60!
Clouds will break a bit more on Thursday, but crisp autumn air will hold firm until some showers Thursday night into Friday morning. It will mark the return of milder air.
Right now, the weekend looks fair with highs in the 70s Saturday and 60s Sunday, with a fall air holding firm into the middle of next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.